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M.O. Round One - Mission Gemini
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Category: You know... Leo, Scorpio, Gemini and so on. Choose any ONE of the 12 Zodiac signs and build a moc incoorporating that ONE sign into it. (in case you haven't noticed, you're only allowed to choose ONE of the twelve signs). No size limits.
About this creation


A size comparison to minifigures.



The command capsule of the Gemini rocket.



This part was a huge pain to connect to the rocket.



The body of the Titan II rocket, in all of it's 66 stud glory.



The engines of the Titan II rocket.



The crew outside of Gemini capsule.

- Fourth Wall -
This was a fun challenge to build. Since I knew little of the signs of the zodiac before this I had to start with a bit or research. Afterwards I decided to build something related to the gemini. I had two ideas for a build. One of them was creative, but wasn't all that great. The other was this.

Mission Gemini, the second group of missions launched by NASA. It was complied of 10 manned launches and two unmanned capsules which were all launched by Titan II rockets from Cap Canaveral. It was in existence from 1965 to 1966. More information for anyone who really want it can be found here.

The build itself took maybe 10 hours. I had originally planned to build it to minifigure scale, and then quickly realized that that would not be a good idea given the amount of time I had to build it. As it was I was stretched for time, the only part of the build that didn't take more time to design the to build was the body of the rocket.

The link to the Mocolympics. Good luck to everyone in the contest. I hope to see you in round two.



Comments

  September 15, 2013
With your score of 30, you've reached round 2. Well done!
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  September 14, 2013
Great. -LB Jr.
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  September 13, 2013
I was suprised that more people didn't latch onto the Gemini NASA operations as inspiration. Well done, nice build and very good luck to you!
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  September 12, 2013
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist A great take on the category, and not a bad build. I think that going with the studs out technique is effective, though it's possible that the transition could have been better achieved if you had a lot of jumper plates. Also, the engines seem very bare-bones. That said, this is quite cool.
Thank you, and I completely agree about the engines. They were not easy to design with my limited collection of technique bricks.
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  September 12, 2013
A great take on the category, and not a bad build. I think that going with the studs out technique is effective, though it's possible that the transition could have been better achieved if you had a lot of jumper plates. Also, the engines seem very bare-bones. That said, this is quite cool.
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  September 10, 2013
MUCH bigger than it first appears, and a strong entry. Good luck.
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  September 10, 2013
Awesome job! Can't you sign up till the end of round one?
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  September 10, 2013
Neat!
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  September 10, 2013
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy You didn't sign-up, therefore we can't score you.
I just checked and you are correct that I did not sign up; however I have now, and since it says ten days beginning at September first and ending tonight I can still be scored right? I didn't see a time limit on the sign up page.
  September 10, 2013
You didn't sign-up, therefore we can't score you.
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  September 10, 2013
A great take both on the category and the studded rocket design!:)
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  September 9, 2013
This is awesome! Brilliant idea! Great work on this MOC, and good luck!
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  September 9, 2013
Good work. The Titan II is relatively well done, but I would recommend improving the capsule shape. The color scheme on the rocket is impressive, considering how odd the shape is to build to begin with.
James Mckinnon
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Dr. Monster
  September 8, 2013
Neat idea, and I love the size of the rocket!
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  September 8, 2013
Quoting M2com McKinney Everything looks pretty awesome, I just wish that the rocket engines could be done a bit better, a little bulkier. But everything else looks great!
That was my one concern with the build. Unfortunately there aren't any pieces in my collection that I could find that would give a better look in the scale I'm working with.
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  September 8, 2013
Everything looks pretty awesome, I just wish that the rocket engines could be done a bit better, a little bulkier. But everything else looks great!
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  September 8, 2013
Great job! Recognized it immediately.
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  September 8, 2013
Brilliant idea excellently executed!
  September 8, 2013
really really nice rocket.
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  September 8, 2013
Ah, now this is very, very, very clever! This could be one of my most favorite builds! The rocket it brilliant. Now I am tempted to try my own. Maybe some day; but you have my vote!
 
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